Darrell’s 1967 Shelby Build

REAL GARAGE STORIES This beautiful original ’67 Shelby GT350 – Production Number #1392 features an MDL 5-Speed Conversion Package I wanted to maintain as much of the stock appearance throughout the car as possible while also enhancing the overall performance. It was very important that the car was modified with respect to the original and…

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Mustangs & Tremec Manual Transmissions

BREAKDOWN OF MUSTANG TRANSMISSIONS FROM 1979 TO PRESENT   SROD (SINGLE-RAIL OVERDRIVE) The Single-Rail Overdrive, otherwise known as the SROD, is considered a “wide-ratio” 4-speed gearbox and features a smooth aluminum case with fully synchronized forward gears. The reverse was left unsynchronized. The input shaft is a 10-spline while the output shaft is a 28-spline.…

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A little Info on the Sunbeam Tiger

A Little History of the Sunbeam Tiger     The Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance V8 version of the British Rootes Group’s Sunbeam Alpine roadster, designed in part by American car designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby and produced from 1964 until 1967. Shelby had carried out a similar V8 conversion on the AC Cobra, and hoped to be offered the contract to produce the…

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Installing a TREMEC TR-3550 in a ’76 F-100

You can tell it’s a truck transmission by the long, tall shifter and its forward position. Bulky to shift with goofy gear ratios, it’s time to upgrade to something a bit more current.   Installing a TREMEC TR-3550 in a ’76 F-100 BY DON LINDFORS –  PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR When we think of Classic Truck Performance the first thing…

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Oldsmobile Muscle Cars

1966 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 In 1966 Oldsmobile upgraded the engine option for the 442 to a 400-cubic-inch V-8 with three two-barrel carburetors and introduced its first W-30 package. The standard 442, with a single four-barrel, was rated 350 hp. With tri-power induction, that rating jumped to 360 hp, which matched the GTO, and it pegged…

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Buick Muscle Cars

1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport Some consider the first Buick Riviera, built from 1963 to 1965, to be the best-looking car General Motors has ever produced. And in the design’s final year it was perfected with hidden headlights and the availability of Buick’s first high-performance Gran Sport package—option code A9. Under the hood was a…

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The LOKAR Story

THE LOKAR STORY 1988, the year it all began – to date – a 32-year affair with manufacturing American Made hotrod parts. However, the heart of the company started well before that, when Skip Walls, a young teenager in the early ’60s was driving his first 1932 Ford 5-Window. Skip worked on, raced, and accumulated…

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TKO / TKX Oil info

TKO/TKX OIl Servicing your car’s transmission is an integral part of routine car maintenance, but even more crucial is making sure you use the right kind of oil and fluids. If you have a TREMEC TKX or TKO transmission, there are only a few oils or fluids recommended for use. Fill Location and Level Remember…

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T5 Specific information about oil

Tremec T5  This transmission requires just under 3-Quarts of oil. We recommend that the fluid in a TREMEC T-5 transmission should be changed after its initial 500 miles. The fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles after that   CAUTION Do not mix different brands or types of transmission lubricant in any transmission. DO NOT USE GEAR OIL IN THE…

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65-66 Mustang TKX

TKX Five Speed Single Overdrive Conversion up to 750hp We put a New Tremec TKX in a 1966 Mustang. The tunnel support was moved back 2-3/4″ then reattached to the floorpan & tunnel. Our crossmember & mount were used on the TKX as you can see it maintains the angle requires and we have great…

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TKX Five-Speed For The Generations Article by: Jim Smart

Modern Driveline and TREMEC for an improved fit, better performing five-speed transmission for your classic. The all-new TKX five-speed manual transmission leaves the gate with a terrific compact design, increased 600 ft/lb torque capacity, and buttery smooth shifts at high (8,000!) rpm, making it a great choice for your 1965-04 Mustang project.

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New COPO CAMARO

Have you checked out the new Chevrolet #COPO Camaro? It’s available in limited quantities from Chevrolet Performance with your choice of a #Supercharged 350ci engine (@NHRA rated at over 600 #HorsePower) or a 427ci engine, both #LokarEquipped with a Locking Engine Dipstick! You can also choose from a variety of performance packages and colors, including…

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Overdrive transmissions Are a Great Thing.

Overdrive transmissions are a great thing. They enable you to significantly improve the gearing and acceleration of your car while maintaining gas mileage and highway cruise-ability. Unfortunately, overdrives, manual or automatic, weren’t offered in Ford vehicles until the late ’70s. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with the non-overdrive C4’s. C6’s, and…

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Six Tail Lamps on a C2 Corvette ?

Back in the day, Corvettes with six tail lamps were a familiar sight—even though Chevrolet never officially offered such an option. Here’s the story behind this interesting Corvette non-feature.    In the famous 1964 Jan and Dean song, “Dead Man’s Curve,” The illegal street race between a Corvette Sting Ray and a Jaguar XKE, are…

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Happy 56th Birthday Mustang

ALL ABOUT THE FIRST MUSTANG Every great story has a memorable beginning, and the genesis of the Ford Mustang is no exception. One of the most popular and longest-running automobiles in the United States, the Mustang has been a global phenomenon since it rolled off the assembly line for the first time in the spring…

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Customer Assurance

      —————————————————————————– 5 & 6 SPEED CONVERSION SPECIALISTS —————————————————————————- —————————————————————————————————– Due to extremely high Order Volumes, it may take up to 10 business days to process &  ship complete orders. There are also some backorder delays industry-wide affecting the availability of some items.  We have a dedicated team processing all orders large &…

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MAGNUM F Transmission

THE  GM  F-BODY  6-SPEED 1982-2002 TREMEC  Magnum-F™ 6-speed for fourth-generation Camaros and Firebirds. Consider Your Old F-Car T-56 Obsolete!          The long-awaited and highly-anticipated F-car-specific version of TREMEC’s popular Magnum 6-speed has finally arrived! Designed to replace T-56 transmissions in 1998-2002 GM F-bodies, the Magnum-F leverages TREMEC’s pervasive TR-6060/Magnum architecture in order to provide fourth-gen…

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Here’s How… To Get A light Clutch Pedal with MDL’s LF-Series Hydraulic clutch System

Here’s How… To Get A Light Clutch Pedal With Modern Driveline’s LF Series Hydraulic Clutch System   Modern Driveline’s LF Series Hydraulic Clutch Kits for classic cars make light work of a heavy pedal by letting fluid do the hard work mechanical Z-bar clutch systems have been doing for generations. Modern Driveline has taken the…

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TECH TALK: Modern Driveline T-56 Magnum XL Quick Swap

It is challenging for us at Modern Driveline to understand the engineering logic behind the Getrag MT-82 six-speed transmission in the 2005-16 Mustang (V-6) and Mustang GT (V-8). The factory-installed MT-82 employs a semi-remote shifter attached to the transmission tunnel tied to the transmission via a shifter rail that, at best, delivers sloppy shift performance…

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F-100 HYDRAULIC CLUTCH KITS

Hyd Clutch Master Kit, ’57-’72 F Series Truck LF Series Type 2  Modern DriveLine’s  ‘Light Foot’ series Hydraulic Master cylinder clutch cylinder kit uses the stock clutch pedal. Engineered to use the factory full swing of the pedal, for maximum leverage, it provides a light pedal effort and full control of the clutch, this translates to…

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TILTON ST SERIES CLUTCHES

SHOP FORDSHOP CHEVY .   MDL is Proud to carry the new range of TILTON ST-246 Twin Disc Clutches for the high-performance street market. ST-246 Clutch Kits…. Racing Technology applied to the Street. Since 1972, Tilton Engineering has been the leading supplier of small diameter racing clutches. Tilton racing clutches are world renowned for their…

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Customer Rides

      One of our customers builds This car features a TKX 5-speed package to wrangle the power being put out by his LS3 To make clutching easy they ordered the Hydraulic clutch kit for this beautiful ’70 Camaro.   SEMA 2021 This year Modern Driveline has introduced and perfected many new products and…

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Bob Ream equipped his 1964 Ford Falcon A/FX with a T56 Magnum

Bob Ream was inspired to build a nostalgic racer modernized with a 427 aluminum Dart block, and TREMEC T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission, among other changes. Bob knows something about vintage cars and modernization.  He owns Imagine Injection, Inc. in Glendale, AZ, building Electronic Fuel Injection systems with the look of Weber carburetors of yesterday.  You will…

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Featured Cars

       “Cars Modern Driveline is a part of.” Good morning Bruce, Just wanted to let you know that I finally got to drive the AC…..The gearing feels great, the clutch and shifting are superb!!!  Thanks for all your help on this…   I love that T5!  I’m getting a *huge* increase in miles-per-gallon, due largely to the…

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TRANSMSSION DETAILS: TREMEC T45

The T45 five-speed overdrive transmission was developed primarily for high-performance cars with relatively high-engine torque requirements but is adaptable to other light-duty applications such as sport-utility light trucks. Product Run 1996 – Feb 2001 Ford 4.6L Mustang The Borg-Warner T45 was introduced in 1996 when the Ford 4.6L Modular motor was released.  These transmissions were…

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TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed

TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed overdrive transmission was developed to provide great torque capacity and is ideal for specialty sports cars equipped with high torque engines.   The TREMEC TR3550 5 Speed was both a product and a product line. The product line encompassed the 3550 and TKO models. Each model had two versions. One being…

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TREMEC TR 3650

The TR-3650 five-speed overdrive transmission was developed using state-of-the-art technology and is designed for a wide range of cars and compact utility vehicles.  Currently, the TREMEC TR-3650 is used in the Ford Mustang GT and the BA Falcon.  It was first introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the T-45 five speed.  Produced from 2001-2004…

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TRANSMISSION DETAILS: Terminator Tremec’s T-56 Six-Speed Transmission Upgrade

Tremec’s New T-56 Magnum Is Ready To Make Stronger, Smoother Music In Your ‘Stang Dale Amy September 1, 2009 In the great pecking order of Mustang manual transmissions, six-speed gearboxes such as those factory-installed in ’03-’04 Cobras and current GT500s clearly rule the roost. While most of us had to get by with only five…

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Preview of Pure Vision’s Twin-Turbo 1972 Camaro

Written by Diego Rosenberg on June 19, 2013 Readers of Hot Rod should be familiar with Pure Vision Performance’s reputation for top-notch workmanship and performance. In fact, in our December, 2012 issue, we featured their Road Bee. But what can you expect next from the folks due northwest from Los Angeles? Come November at SEMA 2013, Pure Vision will unveil their first…

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Put a Five-Speed in a Big-Block Mustang

Jim Smart May 31, 2016 Modern Driveline was on top of the five-speed conversion game before anyone else with complete five-speed conversion kits and great technical support. These days, the Modern Driveline discussion moves quickly to five- and six-speed conversions for all Mustang generations and a host of other popular marques like Chevy Camaro, Corvette,…

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Modern Driveline’s Bruce Couture Builds This Stunning Fox in the Memory of a Great Friend

Jim Smart May 31, 2016 When Ford introduced the all-new 1979 Mustang in the fall of 1978, few of us believed it would ever be collectible. At the time classic 1965-1973 Mustangs were coming into their own as hot collector cars and they got all the attention. Late model Fox-body Mustangs weren’t even considered Mustangs…

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Modern Driveline’s All-New Hydraulic Clutch Setup for Fox Mustangs

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords by Jim Smart Pedal Play: Modern Driveline Makes It Fast & Easy to Get Precision Low-Pedal Resistance Clutch Performance Jim Smart November 1, 2016 Fox-Body Mustangs haven’t been this popular since the 1990s. Sales of these lightweight, good-looking 1979-1993 Stangs haven’t been this brisk in ages. They’re plentiful and cheap,…

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